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Financial help with studies

You might be able to get financial help if you’re staying on at school or collegeAvoid being caught up in a loan scam

Last updated 3 September 2011
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From poetry to pigs to prose

liz111 At first Helen Wood seems a little embarrassed about the fact I’ve come to speak to her about her new status as a published author.

Last updated 3 September 2011
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Sorry, time to run hills!

We hope your Great Cumbrian Run training is going to plan. October 2 will be here before you know it – only four weeks to go!Top Tip for Week 8 from Ian Harkness, Sands Centre Fitness InstructorTackling Hills

Last updated 3 September 2011
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I had given up. I wasn’t thinking about next week or next year, just ‘am I going to be here tomorrow?’

ute1 A nebuliser and inhalers sit on the table on the small living room at Ute Addison’s Upperby home.

Last updated 1 September 2011
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Brampton film club audience know more than buttons

filmy3 Audiences at Brampton Film Club don’t like gratuitous violence. They’re not keen on repeated bad language either.

Last updated 31 August 2011
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Are we in for a cut-price Christmas?

shoppy3 If Christmas seems to be starting earlier every year, then so do the January sales. It’s been a long time since they actually began in January though. Now many of our big shops are as busy on Boxing Day as they were two days earlier.

Last updated 31 August 2011
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Carlisle United super fans from Switzerland

low22 Here’s Stuart Lowthian describing a day in the life of a Carlisle United supporter: “We played Plymouth away and at half-time the floodlights went out. (1 comment)

Last updated 30 August 2011
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Should utility companies pay for digging up roads?

roadworks1111 Roadworks are in danger of replacing the weather as Britain’s favourite conversation topic. Across the country, streets which saw vehicles flow freely are transformed overnight into traffic jams. Cumbria is certainly no exception.

Last updated 24 August 2011
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Cumbria man finds unknown uncle: the war hero

andrewlindsay238d A secret, never-to-be-repeated chat with his granny about a fading black and white photo of a young lad with a cheeky grin sparked a two year detective hunt through history for Andrew Linsday.

Last updated 23 August 2011
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A bird’s eye view behind the scenes

sm birdsthhhhhh Through heavy doors clearly marked Staff Only lie rooms brimming with history. They are deep in the heart of Carlisle’s Tullie House and are reached through what seems like a maze of corridors and staircases, or else tucked away, behind the gallery spaces.

Last updated 22 August 2011
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Tales of the unexpected from Carlisle Castle's Reiver

It is several centuries since Reivers were seen in these parts but visit Carlisle Castle and there’ll be one there waiting for you.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Music festivals: Do they help or hinder Cumbria's venues?

How times change. In 1984 veteran DJ and champion of alternative bands John Peel was chased out of the Sunset Leisure Centre in Silloth because the crowd took such a dislike to his eclectic range of music.

Last updated 18 August 2011
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Should we ban grouse shooting?

The heather is in full bloom and the grouse which hatched in late spring are fully fledged. So it’s time to start killing them again. (12 comments)

Last updated 17 August 2011
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Writers only work with quality material

rollends158b Maybe one day Frank Evans will be regarded alongside Del Boy Trotter, Basil Fawlty and Harold Steptoe.

Last updated 15 August 2011
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Government not doing enough to investigate sightings, says Cumbrian UFO expert

Solway Spaceman photo Is there anyone – or anything out there? Are we journeying on a speck of dust spinning through time and space all alone? Does anyone care? (25 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2011
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Is Cumbria prepared for more floods?

Adam Walsh photo The heavy band of rain moving across northern England presents Cumbria with a threat we’ve seen before.

Last updated 10 August 2011
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Internet at 20: Why the surf’s up in Cumbria

“Happy birthday, dear internet... happy birthday to you!” Today marks the 20th anniversary of the word wide web going global.

Last updated 6 August 2011
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Is the Big Society really a Big Con?

When John Major became prime minister he announced that his vision was for a classless society. (6 comments)

Last updated 3 August 2011
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Cumbrian woman is YouTube hit with Twilight videos

Emma Clark photo The images of Emma Clark screaming, ranting and shouting on the computer screen seem at first a little shocking. (4 comments)

Last updated 2 August 2011
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'Bootcamp' fitness training comes to Cumbria

Boot camp photo Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, warm sunshine. It’s a lovely day. Or at least it was until Corporal Ian Hesketh got hold of it.

Last updated 27 July 2011
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